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Greg Melick embarked on the prodigal road to gambling and booze as a mere teenager, after winning the daily double at Werribee and spending the lot on good red wine. He ultimately returned to the straight and narrow, achieving the rank of ADF Major General, Senior Law Counsel, Master Wine Judge and Officer of Australia AO. Melick now grows his own, he remains besotted with les grands vignobles de Bourgogne, the illustrious Pinot Noir of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. There are few places in the world, more akin to the 1er Grand Cru style of Pinot Noir, than the temperate pastures along Tasmania's River Derwent. It was here in 2002, amongst the woodland idylls of the apple isle, that Melick established Pressing Matters, a meagre four hectares of superior European clones Pinot Noir. Mr Melick has come full circle, this.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»
By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»
Rolf Binder is one of the Barossa's quiet achieving superstars, recipient of the most conspicuous national accolades, Barossa Winemaker of Year and Best Small Producer, Best Barossa Shiraz Trophy and coveted listing in the illustrious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Binder's focus has always been on old vines fruit, in particular, the abstruse canon of early settler varietals which populated Barossa Valley during the 1840s. Wild bush vines Mataro, picked off patches at Tanunda along Langmeil Road, ancient growths of Grenache from Gomersal and Light Pass. Rolf's tour de force are eight superlative rows of Shiraz, established 1972 by the Binders junior and senior, which yield a mere 250 dozen of the most spectacular, full bodied Barossa flagship. The profound opulence of Rolf Binder's Hanisch is matched in no.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»

Pepper Tree Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Wrattonbully South Australia
Pepper Tree are traditionally crafted from choice parcels of fruit which can best display heightened varietal character and a sense of place. Wrattonbully adjoins the famous Coonawarra and shares many of her sister's viticultural endowments. Fashioned to be a true expression of the terroir whence it originates, Pepper Tree is a generously flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon with all the warmth and charm that defines the natural endowments of Wrattonbully's rich Terra rossa soils.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$233.00
Pepper Tree have applied their principles of dedicated vineyard management and uncompromising standards of vinification, in the pursuit of a compelling yet accessible Cabernet Sauvignon. Wrattonbully adjoins Coonawarra, the prominent viticultural feature is a series of ancient beach ridges and dunes which run north to south. These are made up of soft crumbly limestone which weathers to produce the red and brown Terra rossa clay loam soils that are so highly prized for growing outstanding Cabernet. Components harvested from good vineyards are treated to a week's vinification on skins at 18C to 20C, followed by an extended term of age in a selection of French oak barrels.
Deep, dark scarlet in colour. Complex nose of cassis and blackberry fruits with a heady mix of lifted spice notes integrated well with subtle French oak. Rich and concentrated, displaying a sweet mid palate, long fruit with complex spice flavours. The nicely structured finish is balanced well by subtle ripe tannins.
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